Laminate flooring offers you the incredibly beautiful finish of real timber floors which adds timeless appeal to any interior style at a fraction of the price. Laminate is scratch resistant, hygienic, easy to clean and very low maintenance. It’s a look you’ll love for a lifetime.
What is laminate flooring?
Laminated wood flooring is a synthetic flooring product, it comprises of several core layers of hardwearing, high-density fibreboard that resembles wooden planks with a realistic wood photo layer under a clear protective layer. Today’s advanced technologies mean the best laminate floors are made to look exactly like real timber, with a wide variety of grains, styles and stains. Some ranges even have the texture of grains and knots embossed, replicating the feel of real wood.
What are the benefits of laminate flooring?
Everyone loves the natural beauty of a timber floor, but not the price tag that comes with it. Laminate flooring offers you the real look of timber flooring at a fraction of the price.
Scratch, fade, dent and stain resistant, also hygienic, easy to clean and low maintenance makes laminate a great choice for family homes.
Laminate wood floors are floating floors. They are laid loose over a moisture resistant underlay; this means there is no specific subfloor it must be laid on. As long as the sub-floor is flat, dry, clean and stable laminate can be laid over existing floors.
Laminate is installed by clicking or snapping together the planks. This makes for a quick and simple installation that can be DIY.
Laminate wood flooring is ideal for high foot traffic areas of the home, kitchens, living rooms, entrances and hallways. It is especially good for areas where there is indoor outdoor flow as less debris is tracked inside than if carpet were laid down.
Chat to the highly knowledgeable team at your local Carpet Court store for expert tips on laminate flooring.
Will laminate flooring last well in my home?
Carpet Court’s luxurious laminate flooring collections typically come with a 25-year residential wear warranty. When installed and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, laminate flooring lasts well beyond the average time that home owners spend in a property before moving.
Regular sweeping with a microfibre mop or soft indoor broom and the occasional once-over with a damp mop is all that is needed to keep your laminate floors looking beautiful. Also, no sanding, oiling, lacquering or resurfacing of the floor is required. This makes laminate a hassle free option for busy households and those seeking a low maintenance home. for more information on how to look after your laminate floor check out our hard floor care guide.
Where should I use laminate flooring in my home?
Most laminate flooring isn’t waterproof and therefore not suitable for wet areas such as bathrooms and laundries but, it is suitable for everywhere else in the home.
Laminate flooring is ideal for high foot traffic areas such as kitchens, living rooms, entrances and hallways. Layer your laminate flooring in the bedroom or lounge with a cosy rug for warmth, texture and noise insulation.
Does Carpet Court offer many varieties of laminate flooring?
Yes, we do! At Carpet Court we have an extensive range of laminate flooring with many different wood grains and colours to choose from. For contemporary homes there is a vast array of natural oak designs to be found in many collections including the Mammut, Exquisit, Classic and Impressive collections.
Carpet Court’s laminate flooring range offers not only a variety of woodgrain finishes, but plank sizes too. Eligna Wide is ideal for large living spaces with its 1380mm long and 190mm wide boards while Mammut has extra-long boards that due full justice to the rustic decors.
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Carpet Court was founded in the 1960’s by a small group of like-minded flooring retailers looking to establish a better experience and provide greater value for our customers. Today our flourishing business has 59 stores nationwide with a reputation reflecting our longstanding presence in the market and the thousands of NZ homes we have installed carpet and flooring into over the decades.
We are New Zealand’s most trusted and preferred flooring retailer and work hard to ensure our customers enjoy the process of purchasing flooring which can often be a confusing and stressful experience. Our Customer Service focus has been recognised by winning Gold in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 for flooring stores in the Reader’s Digest Quality Service Awards - an area we continually strive to improve upon.